Taught course

International Banking Law and Finance

University of Edinburgh · School of Law

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2:1 in an undergraduate degree in law, finance, accounting, management and business studies. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English. IELTS minimum score IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module) Other accepted tests and scores TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module) PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections) CPE: Grade B; CAE: Grade A

Months of entry


Course content

The legal and regulatory infrastructure and fundamental theoretical concepts underpinning global finance have undergone a fundamental rethinking since 2008.

Recent reforms try to identify the appropriate means to make global financial markets safe again, eliminating, at the same time, the need for future bank bail-outs. As a result, practising in this area has become ever more challenging for lawyers, bankers, accountants, and regulators. Therefore, the pursuit of a successful career in today’s global markets requires an extensive and in-depth understanding of complex and sophisticated global and domestic finance regulations, of the law and practice of international banking, and of the law and practice of corporate finance. In addition it requires a solid understanding of economic theories supporting the operation of global finance.

Therefore, studying for a degree in International Banking Law and Finance has become an essential requirement for all bright and ambitious individuals, who wish to work, or who are already working in the legal, accounting, and banking industries, as well as those who aspire to a successful career with regulatory authorities, central banks, and other public sector and International organizations.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Edinburgh Law School Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)131 650 6325